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  • Remembering Rick Mitchell

    Rick Mitchell, President of the Western District in 1985, passed away of a sudden heart attack on Sunday, March 16 while on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Branding the Western District

    As mentioned in last month’s E-newsletter, the Western District is conducting an effort to improve communication with its members. Through this effort, it became evident that District materials were not immediately recognizable to members, as we have no unique logo or standard graphics scheme that separates us from ITE Headquarters. Therefore, the District is more >
  • Western District PR Committee Takes on Traffic Engineer Bashing

    The Public Relations Committee is now focusing most of its efforts on addressing the “Traffic Engineer Bashing” issue.  The Committee members have been discussing what people/factors shaped their own approaches to traffic engineering and it is apparent that many attitudes are shaped by circumstances.  For example, the people who worked in a multi-modal focused more >
  • Remembering Harry Parker

    Harry Parker, past president of the Western District and a highly-respected ITE member in Southern California passed away on March 6, 2013. Harry was born on February 12, 1925 in Vienna, Austria. He once said that he knew at a very early age that transportation was in his future, since at the age of more >
  • Public Relations Committee Seeking Volunteers

    The Public Relations Committee is in full swing, with the issuance of a series of press releases and announcements, including Jonathan Upchurch receiving the District’s Lifetime Achievement Award. We are looking for a few people to assist with one of two functions: Regularly contacting a few sections, chapters and committees to find appropriate items more >
  • ITS California Scholarship for Graduate Study in ITS

    The Intelligent Transportation Society of California has announced a $2,000 scholarship to attend graduate school in an ITS-related field at accredited California colleges. The deadline is March 1, 2013. For information, see www.itscalifornia.org.
  • Thank You, Dalene Whitlock

    Dalene Whitlock’s three-year term representing the Western District on ITE’s Board of Direction ends December 31st. Dalene, a principal engineer at Whitlock & Weinberger Transportation, Inc. (W-Trans), was elected as District Secretary-Treasurer in 2004, and served as our President in 2006-2007. Somehow during this span of 8 1/2 years she also managed to serve more >
  • Public Relations Committee Update

    A message from Chuck Huffine, our Public Relations Chairperson: The Public Relations Committee is off to a good start. We have developed procedures and have a good idea of the types of news items that we would like the rest of the world to know about – the accomplishments of the Western District and more >
  • Rory Grindley Appointed As District Administrator

    Rory Grindley, a former President and International Director of our District, has been appointed to a 5-year term as our District Administrator, replacing Jenny Grote who will soon become one of our International Directors. Among Rory’s notable achievements while he was president in 2002 was the creation of our student initiatives program. Rory will more >
  • We Need All Members’ Email Addresses

    Did you know that 503 of our members, or 11% of our District membership, don’t provide us with an e-mail address? As a result, we can’t reach them when we’re sending time-sensitive messages.  Your work mates or fellow ITE members in your section might be among them. Joe de la Garza, our District’s Membership Chair, more >